So... the girl turned 8. Yep, not sure how but she survived the drama that is her, and turned EIGHT. Don't quite know what it is, but there's something about that age for a girl. No longer little girl and oh so darn close to that dang 'tween age. Ugh. No, double ugh.
Donk started planning the big day around the same time he was planning Bubba's #10 celebration. This year's game plan... Spa Day for Julia and 3 of her besties. They had a ball getting their hair, faces, and nails done. All the while enjoying Cokes, candy, cookies, and cupcakes (from the new cupcakery around the corner, any excuse for Momma to finally check them out). You seriously have not seen 4 little girls this dang giddy. They were all giggles and skipping and lollipops and sugar. So happy was I to be there to take it all in. It was THAT special.
Life continues to be character building. So, I play with paper & glue as much as I can. Here are 5 layouts using Studio Calico's Back 40 kit (and the pp add-on). I have 4 more in the making and still lots more to dig into. The first is a double layout for Project 12 for January. Not in the journaling mood, so that will come...
******P.S.: Yep, I made that birthday badge for my girl (scroll back to the very first image I shared today). I started with some Sass classic scraps, some hoarded ribbon, mostly AC, and the Tim Holtz rosette diecut for my Epic 6. I tore apart an old birthday badge and just started punching, gluing, flocking, and layering. This is my new favorite thing to make. You better look out, if YOU have a birthday coming up, you just may be the recipient of one of these little ditties!!
*************P.P.S. Double yep, more stash usage today. Gotta love your stash. Are you with me?